I have been really busy this week and feel like I’ve been out of touch. I just read that William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy both turned 80 years old in the last few days. Man, does that make me feel ancient!
I can remember when Star Trek first came on, arguing with my Mother for TV rights. I can’t remember what anyone else in the family wanted to watch and I didn't care. I was pretty sure it couldn’t be as good or as important as Star Trek.
I have remained a fan through the years, have seen all the movies and watched much of all the other Star Trek franchises and will still sit through one if I happen on it on TV here and there. But that original Star Trek…I don’t think anything I saw before or have seen since on TV has excited me as much…
I wouldn’t qualify as an official Trekkie. I never went to any conventions and never dressed up like Lt. Uhuru for Halloween or anything, but the show influenced me in indefinable and wonderful ways that I find hard to articulate.
So in honor of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, here are some shots of space…that final frontier or at least of the sky where I think space is located. May we all live long and prosper.